Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol star Paula Patton is one of those actresses who constantly seems to flit around the edge of major recognition, but never quite gets it. Now she’s adding another decent role to her belt, as Deadline reports she’s in talks to take the female lead in 2 Guns, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington.
The film will be directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who last worked with Mark Wahlberg on the action thriller Contraband, and is based on the Steven Grant graphic novel of the same name. Paula Patton will play the love interest of Denzel Washington’s character in this story of a DEA Agent and a Naval Officer ordered to investigate one other. It’s not the first time Patton and Washington have worked together, as they both starred in Deja Vu.
Shooting will begin later in the year on 2 Guns, after Mark Wahlberg completes filming Michael Bay’s comedic thriller Pain and Gain, as well as promoting the comedy Ted, which he stars in and is release this summer.